Sunday, December 06, 2020

Football Verbal: Rocco Hicks

BG has another football verbal in advance of a signing day coming up in 10 days.  He's our second straight commit from the Kansas City area, though this time from Overland Park, KS.  Certainly has a football name.

As you can see, his BG graphic lists his position as "BIG ATH," which I am not even sure what that means.  He is 6'4" and 240 and 247 lists him as a strong-side DE, which usually means more of a run stopper than a pass rusher.

He's unrated currently with an offer from Northern Iowa.  

Interestingly, he was a top-flight lacrosse player as well.  That's not something you see too often, but he was a midfielder which means he was running the field.  At his size, you think that would translate...along with the other attributes ascribed to him in the article I linked.

He was an accomplished football player as well...

  • 2019 1st team all-Blue Valley OL
  • 2019 2nd team all- EKL OL
  • 2019 Kansas All-State honorable mention OL
  • (UPDATE:  Since posting, Rocco was named All-State)
Interestingly, those accolades are all for the o-line.  He did play both ways.  Maybe that's why BG said ATH instead of specifying.  Maybe the secret plan is to make him a TE.

Welcome to the Falcons, Rocco.

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